Lure Body: This is the part right behind the blade on the wire. It is usually metal beads or a barrel type. The metal beads are either hollow or solid. Solid are heavier but can balance the lure to the front which leads to it doubling back to the line when you cast, creating a fouled cast. Lure bodies are heavy too. I tend to prefer solid beads for added weight and I think they look better. Solid beads are counter weighted with a lead weight in front of the rear of the hook to balance the lure upon casting so it doesn’t “jack knife” to the line.
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